Passenger service to Winnipegosis was provided for many years, by a mixed train. This was a freight train which also hauled a combination coach/baggage car with seats for the occasional passengers and a large compartment for less than carload shipments.
In late years the train ran weekly, usually on Tuesdays, working out of Dauphin.
As the train approached Winnipegosis, the crew switched at the first side track at the edge of town. The white flags on the locomotive indicated that the train was running as an “extra” on this occasion, because its weekly trip had been postponed from the usual Tuesday to the following day, Wednesday, June 7, 1973. The boxcars were for grain loading and the train would wait six hours in town, to allow most of the cars to be loaded and taken out that very same day.
In early 1977 the Railway Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission issued its order Number R-24506, authorizing the Canadian National to end eighty years of passenger travel to Winnipegosis, and the last coach rattled into and out of Winnipegosis around Tuesday April 19, 1977, leaving the line to freight trains alone.
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